Few people would find the term “microneedling” beautiful or attractive. It doesn’t sound as gentle as Botox Cosmetic or as mysterious as Fractal Laser or as new as Radio Frequency technology. Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa wants you to know it just might be right for you. So Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa appeals to you, “Please don’t judge this elegant and therapeutic treatment by its name alone. Judge it for the amazingly beautiful results it has brought many of our clients.”
The Beautiful Truth Behind the Needles of Microneedling
Are you are suffering from acne or other scars, troubling age lines or sun damage and discoloration? If so, you owe it to yourself to investigate the beneficial science behind this treatment.
We won’t deny that during the microneedling treatment your Altiora Plastic Surgery and Medspa aesthetician will gently cover your face with very tiny puncture wounds. (And we can “hear” you cringe at the thought, already.) But, think again; keep in mind, the operative word in microneedling is micro because these wounds are invisible, as in microscopic. Plus, we apply a cool numing agent, called atopical anesthetic to the surface of your skin. Thus, most patients report this treatment is actually painless.
Wounding to Stimulate Healing: Your Body’s Beautiful Cycle of Cell Regeneration
The real beauty in microneedling is that the process is natural. The wounds stimulate the natural wound healing properties of your own body. Board-certified dermatologist and RealSelf contributor Sejal Shah, MD, stated, “The micro-injuries you create stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes.”
- You have an accelerated turnover in cellular growth.
- Your resulting cell turnover causes increased collagen.
- Likewise, your skin renews its elastin production.
- This beautiful cycle results in a visible lessening of age-lines, scars, and sun damage. And without heavy drugs, toxins or scalpels.
There is another name if needles worry you. Aesthetic plastic surgeon, Haideh Hirmand, MD in New York City offers her patients the name “Fractora.”
Collagen Induction Treatment
This delicate procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Treatment or C.I.T. If celebrity endorsements make you more comfortable, just take a close look at Jennifer Aniston’s skin. Both she and Naomi Watts swear by the microneedling treatment and its ability to restore tone and texture to their skin without much if any down time. They make their fortune with their faces. So, they would not do it, if it required a lot of pain or downtime.
Dr. Haideh Hirmand puts it simply, “The mini-needles will stimulate the growth of collagen, which refers to the building blocks of the skin.” The main structural protein found throughout our body is Collagen. He continued, “Collagen provides the strength our tissue and organs require while elastin provides the ability to stretch and recoil.”
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Remember we mentioned a topical anesthetic cream, and it will keep you comfortable during the treatment. Most patients state that the upper lip and the forehead are a little more sensitive than other parts of the face
- After the treatment, you might have a little redness or swelling, but it won’t last more than the 24-48 healing period.
- We direct our patients to be faithful to their sunscreen ritual and to stay out of the sunshine after the treatment.
- We recommend a series of these treatments, for age-lines and acne scars. Anywhere from 4 to 12 sessions might be needed.
- At Altiora, we consider healing time to be very important in treatments such as this one. Every case is different, but we highly recommend spacing these treatment sessions 3 to 6 weeks apart.
You will see a continuous improvement as weeks go by. Tone, as well as firmness, will improve. Our medical grade facial creams from the prestigious IMAGE company will help you maintain your beautiful new skin texture. Shakespeare said, “A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”
Microneedling by any other name, like Fractora or C.I.T. or Collagen Induction Treatment, still brings our patients sweet results. Read more about microneedling in one of our previous Altiora articles. We have found microneedling magic brings our patients not only rejuvenated skin but that little extra smile of self-confidence.